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College webinar to help businesses access apprenticeship and training funding

The Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) business development team will be going live on Thursday, August 6,  at 11am to inform businesses on what support is available and how to access funding for apprenticeships and skills training.

This will be BTC’s third in a #WorkingTogether webinar series where the college invites employers from across the region and beyond to work together in training the next generation workforce on the skills and knowledge they’ll need to support business. 

With the Government’s latest pledge to boost employability through a variety of different schemes and to provide young people with a better start, the college is supporting and advising businesses on the opportunities and new incentives now available for recruiting an apprentice, trainee or taking on an industry placement student.

Businesses across the region will be supported by the college’s expert business development team who will advise and guide employers on all of the options available to help rebuild and grow business productivity.

The Chancellor recently announced a new £2,000 bonus for employers who recruit an apprentice aged 16-24 and a £1,500 bonus to employers who hire an apprentice aged 25 years+ over the next six months.

In 2019 Bridgwater & Taunton College (BTC) were awarded Ofsted Outstanding in Apprenticeships and with a magnitude of Apprenticeships available from Level 2 through to degree.

Alongside this big boost for employability sits the Government’s pledge to provide 30,000 new traineeships to get young people into work.

Businesses who take on a trainee with BTC will receive a £1,000 incentive and an extra pair of hands to increase productivity in the workplace, helping to rebuild business with the potential to retain a future employee or apprentice.

To register for the live online event, please visit

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